Meet The Staff


Office Manager


Tes

Tes

Tes has been a team member at 61 Degrees North since its grand opening. Tes is considered ‘The Jack of All Trades’ and when she isn’t focused on helping patients or working on her posture, you can find her assisting with billing, working with insurance companies, and finding new ways to improve the patient experience. Tes is currently working towards a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Alaska Anchorage and you can always find her with her nose in a book or doing anything that screams ‘DOG’. Tes spends most of her time with her four-legged canine, named Bear, enjoying the great Alaskan outdoors.


Chiropractic Assistants


Alex

Alex

Alex is originally from Dallas, Texas and has been in Anchorage since September of 2014. She attended Tarleton State University and shortly after decided to move to Anchorage where her husband is currently stationed at Fort Richardson. She enjoys spending time with her daughter, watching Netflix with her husband, and playing with her two fur babies, Bailey and Quincy. Alex loves watching the progression of patients while they grasp a happier lifestyle.


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Pearl has lived in Alaska her whole life. In addition to being a chiropractic assistant, she is also a full time student at the University of Alaska Anchorage double majoring in business marketing and management. When she is not working or doing schoolwork, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her friends. Pearl believes that health is one of the most valuable things a person can have in life and she is excited about the opportunity to help patients transition to a life of ongoing wellness.


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Tala is currently working towards a medical doctorate. She enjoys playing rugby in the summer and loves spending time with family. When she isn’t busy studying or helping patients recover, you can find her actively volunteering in the community or spending time with her dogs. One of Tala’s greatest passions is helping others in every way possible, and working as a Chiropractic Assistant at 61 Degrees North, enables her to do so.


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Autumn was born and raised in Alaska and loves living in our great state. Autumn has an Associates Degree in Social Work from the University of Alaska Anchorage and is currently working towards a Bachelors in International Studies. In her spare time, Autumn enjoys cooking, hiking, golfing, fishing, and volunteering with Challenge Alaska (an adaptive ski program). She also loves spending time with family, friends, her pup and best friend Brody, and traveling all around the globe. Autumn loves working with patients from her community and helping them transition to a happier and healthier life through a natural treatment option.


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Kristina is originally from San Antonio, Texas and moved to Alaska in 2003. She is currently attending Alaska Career College with the goal of becoming a licensed massage therapist. When Kristina is not in school, she travels back and forth from Alaska and Texas utilizing her bubbly and outgoing personality to make people smile. Kristina loves to longboard with her dog in tow and spend time with her friends, family and boyfriend. She is passionate about chiropractic care and loves to help patients feel great and encourage healthy overall wellness.


Rehab Specialists


Maria

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Maria is a very proud Latin woman from Colombia. She attended the Del Rosario University in Bogota, Colombia and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy. Since graduating, Maria has been living overseas with her beautiful family, currently residing in Anchorage, Alaska. Maria recently became a certified specialist in Graston, an instrumental assisted soft tissue mobilization and myofascial decompression. Her kindness, professionalism and care for others are her weapons for success.


Steven

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Steven is a rehab specialist, a licensed massage therapist, a bodybuilding competitor, and an artist who loves to travel. He was born and raised in Alaska and has always had a passion for the health and wellness of others. Steven specializes in corrective form, strength and core work, nutrition, and utilizes a variety of different techniques during sessions. When he is not training others, Steven is either meal prepping or spending time at the gym.


Licensed Massage Therapists


AlmaAlma

Alma has been practicing Massage Therapy both in Alaska and California for the last 10 years. She recently moved back to Alaska and joined Dr. Lloyd’s team of professionals. Alma specializes in prenatal, deep tissue, circulatory, Thai, and medical massage. Alma enjoys treating patients with a combination of spa-like techniques. In her personal time, she enjoys spending time with her son; together they go fishing, hiking, and snowboarding. She also loves to dance and listen to live music. Her goals are to bring holistic health and relaxation to patients in need.


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Aloha ~ Savannah received her massage therapy certification at Kapi'olani Community College in Oahu where she has lived off and on for 7 years. She loves Alaska's wilderness, Hawaii's blue waters, and their family-like communities. She has had a knack for giving massages to family and friends since childhood. Massage therapy is a blessing in that it gives her a way to help people in a healthy and all natural way. Her practice is to help our clients pursue their athletic goals, meet their needs in pain management, and promote homeostasis in the body. In addition to massage, she is a full-time student at UAA pursuing Physical Therapy Assisting to add to her therapy tool belt. Outside of massage and school, Savannah is always excited to pursue hiking trails, swim in the ocean, hit the ski slopes, and travel.


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Stephanie has been a massage therapist since 2012 when she attended The Alaska Institute of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture, and Massage Therapy right here in beautiful Anchorage, Alaska. She has been interested in massage since she received her estheticians license in 2007. Stephanie uses aspects of Chinese medicine and cupping techniques in her massage as well as flares of Thai massage, as she is a seasoned Acro-Yogi in the community. Stephanie likes to be hands-on in patients’ treatment and is always happy to share her extensive knowledge to make it a more personal, individual experience. She has been through the first training course for Cranial sacral therapy which can help disperse headaches. When Stephanie is not in the clinic working her magic, you can find her up on the glaciers and exploring the last frontier on all kinds of scenic adventures, rock climbing trips, or hikes. Stephanie is a passionate healer and will be a wonderful addition to your treatment plan. She is also participating in a Chinese medicine internship in January 2017- so she will have a lot of exciting information to share with all of us.


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Amber is outgoing and has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since July of 2015. She is a true Alaskan who enjoys hiking, biking, camping, fishing, cross country skiing, and cooking with her loved ones. She also likes to travel and aspires to continue her education around the globe by experiencing different forms of healing. Amber is down to earth and loves conversing with new people, so tell her a little about yourself in your next massage!


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Assisting in the rehabilitation of the human body from the various stresses of life, has always been one of Tania's passions. Working with each client by listening to their specific needs is her preferred method of approach. With experience in Swedish, hot stone, trigger point, pregnancy, myofascial release, deep tissue, and cupping massage, Tania looks forward to helping clients reach their individual aspirations.


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Sarah is a life-long Alaskan. She is a mother of two beautiful girls and has worked in the medical field for 14 years. In 2013 after much contemplation, she attended Massage Therapy School and never looked back. Sarah is a people person by nature and gears each massage to fit the individual’s personal needs with professionalism, kindness and comfort.


Linda Linda Wall

Linda graduated from Alaska Career College in 2017, obtaining her LMT license after a year of hard work and determination. As a life long Alaskan, Linda enjoys hiking with her kids during the summer and sledding in the Winter. Linda spends most of her spare time reading and crafting. As an LMT, she employs various therapeutic techniques including Swedish, Prenatal, Hot Stone, Trigger Point Therapy, and Orthopedic Massage. Linda has worked in the medical field since 2006 and enjoys helping others on their journey to a life of health and wellness.


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Raeann’s intrigue and love of helping people to relieve pain, reduce stress and increasing body, mind, and spirit awareness through Reiki, is what led her to follow a path in Massage Therapy. Raeann’s adventurous lifestyle inspired her to move to Maui with her two dogs to attend the Maui School of Therapeutic Massage. During her massage, she utilizes a variety of specialized techniques to offer a unique massage experience for the individual. Raeann is also a very talented artist and has many art shows throughout the state. Her creativity is influenced by the time she spends at her remote cabin, hiking the Alaska mountains with her dogs, snowboarding, mountain biking, climbing, hiking or fishing. Raeann loves to travel, exploring our planet and learning as much as she can.


Chelsea Chelsea Bennett

Chelsea was born and raised in Alaska and loves being a resident. Chelsea suffered from chronic back pain as a young adult and after discovering the amazing healing benefits of chiropractic, she was inspired to work in the health industry. She attended the Alaska Career College, earning her LMT license in December 2016, with the hope that she can help others to live a pain free life. In her spare time, Chelsea loves to play volleyball, dance, and spend time with her two dogs, Leia and Loki.


Briana Briana Bischoff Dimond

Briana aspires to bring joy, passion and healthy vibrant living to others through the healing power of therapeutic massage. She hopes that on the busiest of days, her massage can help others to enjoy the little things in life. Briana has skilled experience in Swedish, hot stone, trigger point, pregnancy, myofascial release, deep tissue, and cupping massage, while promising to provide a customized session to each individual. Briana loves massage and is especially grateful for the flexibility it brings. She loves to spend time with her family exploring the beauty of Alaska and strives to create a homeostasis for her family and others she hopes to work with in the future.


Shannon Shannon Hansen

Shannon has been a Massage Therapist since 1999. She grew up in Southern California and moved to Alaska in 2002. She traveled throughout South East Alaska before settling in Anchorage. In 2005, she married the love of her life and began to make a name for herself as an LMT in Anchorage. Shannon is licensed in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Acupressure, Reflexology, Therapeutic, and Sports massage, often incorporating advanced myofascial techniques throughout her sessions. Shannon loves helping others, spending time with family and friends, traveling, hiking, and enjoying Alaska.


Suzanne Suzanne Goldsworthy

Suzanne is originally from Washington and fell in love with Alaska when she moved to Fairbanks to attend UAF. After attending UAF, Suzanne moved to anchorage in 2012 to pursue Massage Therapy at the Oriental Healing Arts Center. Suzanne takes an active interest in anatomy and physiology, focusing on how the health of the body contributes to lifestyle. Suzanne is a firm believer that life experiences happen through the body and she hopes to demonstrate this to others through example and testimony.


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Taylor is originally from Soldotna, Alaska and recently moved to Anchorage to pursue Massage Therapy at Alaska Career College. She earned her LMT license in June 2017 and is skilled in Orthopedic, Prenatal, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, and Sports massage. Taylor aims to customize each session while striving to make each massage the best one ever. When she is not working, Taylor is in the kitchen experimenting with new recipes, exploring nature or hiking, or perfecting her photography skills.